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February 1 2012 Renaissance Newsletter


There was a lot of fighting during the Renaissance period. Fighting between countries. Fighting between city-states within countries. Oh so much fighting...

Did you know that in Italy most of that fighting was controlled by mercenary captains with their own mercenary armies? It was! Read this week's article to learn more.

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Condottiere - Renaissance Mercenary Captains
"Condottieri" is the Italian name for mercenary captains who, during the Renaissance period, provided the bulk of the armed forces for the various Italian states.

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